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Strong start to December as S&P 500 index sets another high

Dec. 1, 2020 5:30 PM EST

Wall Street kicked off December with more milestones Tuesday after a broad rally for stocks pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite to new highs. The S&P 500 gained 1.1%, with Big Tech companies and banks driving a big part of the rally. The strong opening to December follows a 10.8% surge for the broad...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Dec. 1, 2020 5:06 PM EST

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, a day after the S&P 500 closed out November with its biggest monthly gain since April. The gains pushed the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq composite to all-time highs, beating the their previous record highs set on Friday. Stocks have been ramping higher in...

Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Chinese manufacturing improved, with investors looking ahead to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s appearance before legislators. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian stocks gain on stronger Chinese factory data

Nov. 30, 2020 11:50 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Chinese manufacturing improved, with investors looking ahead to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s appearance before legislators. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced. Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Nov. 30, 2020 5:02 PM EST

Stocks ended lower Monday, giving back some of their recent gains, but the S&P 500 still closed out November with its biggest monthly rise since April. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which has far less impact on 401(k) accounts than the S&P 500 does, had its best month since 1987. In recent weeks,...

FILE - This Jan. 27, 2020, file photo shows a General Motors logo at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich. General Motors has effectively canceled a $2 billion agreement with truck maker Nikola, scuttling plans for the startup's electric and hydrogen-powered Badger project.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM rethinks planned stake in electric vehicle maker Nikola

Nov. 30, 2020 11:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors will not be taking a stake in the electric vehicle company Nikola, and the company said Monday that it was scuttling one of its marquee vehicles, an electric and hydrogen-powered pickup, after GM pulled technological support from the project. Shares of Nikola plunged 24%. ...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Asian stock markets declined Friday as questions about the effectiveness of one possible coronavirus vaccine weighed on investor optimism. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Stocks rise on Wall Street as S&P 500 hits record high

Nov. 27, 2020 2:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The S&P 500 rose to a record high Friday as investors continue to look forward to the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine and relief for the global economy. The benchmark index rose 8.70 points, or 0.2%, led by gains in technology companies, and closed at an all-time high of 3,638.35....

A currency trader talks on the phone near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Asian shares were mixed Thursday, after Wall Street took a pause from the optimism underlined in a record-setting climb earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

World markets subdued as US trading shut for Thanksgiving

Nov. 26, 2020 4:09 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were subdued on Thursday after significant gains in recent days and as U.S. trading remained closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Investors have been in an upbeat mood this week, pushing the Dow above 30,000 for the first time, on news of the development of coronavirus...

A street sign is displayed at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.  Stocks are mostly lower as Wall Street heads into the Thanksgiving holiday. The S&P 500 index slipped 0.4% in the early going Wednesday, but it's still holding on to a gain of almost 11% for the month.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Asian shares mixed after Wall Street takes pause on optimism

Nov. 25, 2020 9:03 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday, after Wall Street took a pause from the optimism underlined in a record-setting climb earlier in the week. A reality check appeared to be setting in amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and a batch of discouraging data on the U.S. economy, including jobless...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Nov. 25, 2020 5:06 PM EST

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Wednesday, giving up some of their recent gains, on a day of mostly quiet trading ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Industrial, energy and health care stocks accounted for much of the selling. Technology stocks rose, driving the Nasdaq composite to an all-time high. The...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif.   On Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, cannabis stocks are flying high this month after voters in four states passed measures clearing the way for sales of marijuana to adults. That alone is projected to boost the market for legal cannabis sales in the U.S. by 20%.    (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Cannabis stocks surge as US election opens new markets

Nov. 25, 2020 12:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cannabis stocks are flying high after voters in New Jersey, Arizona and three other states cleared the way for expanding legal sales of marijuana. Shares in some of the biggest cannabis companies, including Aurora Cannabis, Canopy Growth and Cresco Labs, are up between 24% and 75% so...